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a note a resident of district 11 mic brown has been moving around with a bus in areas where there's a low turn out and doing out research to ex fell ons eligible to vote and might not know they are eligible to vote and i want to commend mic brown for his work in the community. remember last year i had a hearing about america's cup there local business inclusion plan making sure we were hitting our stride and benefitting from america's cup events and hiring local residents in some of the temporary jobs in the staging and signs that are going up i've heard from some members of my community including members of the carpenter's local 22 and the local 510 that perhaps america's cup is not living up to its obligations around the inclusion plan so i want to have a hearing to look at the status of how we're meeting our obligations and making sure we're hiring locals so in the next couple of weeks i'll be having that hearing and i have an announcement about an important event in my district you may remember that on august 7th there was a fire that effected 8 businesses on ocean avenue and these bu
a meeting that would be in violation of the brown act. there are protocols about how you communicate about the commission's business to ensure those communications are not extended to other commissioners, that's one of the things that, in the good government guide, the city attorney has recommended the commissions grapple with this issue and think about having policies about e-mail, texting and communications because of their ability to be easily forwarded by other individuals. does that answer your question? >> i am going to request from our attorney any information related to what we just kind of flushed out. the forwarding. because if someone is not acting with our agency, then i don't think they can attend a meeting for us. so i'm real curious about the priority. we're all engaging in those electronic communications. that's something that piqued my interest. >> i just said -- i would recommend we have a conversation about that because it seems highly unusual to me that a third party can somehow without our knowledge, create liability under the sunshine ordinance and put us into a meeti
to the brown act. that's the basis of the sunshine ordinance. you have the opportunity to meet in closed session to meet with legal counsel to sddetermine if you should meet in further closed session if you are party to particular litigation. but you must state on the agenda what the item is about. and the charter cannot trump that. so i have listed the items of the statutes of the brown act in order based upon on the order stated in the agenda. in item 6, it's 54956 -- sorry, starting in 7, it's 54957.1. and the sheet i printed up is in bold, prior to holding any closed session the item to be held in closed session. no. 6 probably won't be covered, you will be talking with your attorney whether or not you are in litigation. and further down in the next session because it refers to 57957.1. in the first sentence... and to enter as amicus carae, this is your litmus test to determine if you are eligible to enter into litigation or not. that further references 59957.9. in the last sentence, litigation shall pend if any circumstances exist. and a litigation of any party initially formally. w
. with respect of the brown act and sunshine ordinance, it requires description of the item. i don't believe that the 11-word item is appropriate and less detailed than previous items. and in a number of items the detailed traffic modifications have been included here. i don't think it's clear to the average person what the masonic street scape project is. this does not include the limits and it's not a commonly used term. i think there is a problem in terms of the brown act and sunshine ordinance to that. in regard to ceqa and the document did cannot include the case number and did not locate where available. not on the web, by the way, the addendum. it's not in a attachment before you. the resolution does not indicate if this board received dir and addendum. i think those are flaws procedurally. i would encourage you to delay this item or deal with these concerns. i would say that this is not just a bike plan project as i understand it. it loses parking spaces. it degrades traffic los and slows down transit. i don't understand how one can conclude it's not significant. and finally on mason
seem to disregard the rights of the citizens under the sunshine ordinance and the brown act. but you seem to be flagrant about making promises and commitments you don't keep. last week there were documents that were shown on the overhead which were not leg able for the members of the public. documents which under the law should have been made available in the information packet which was sent out. and then they should have been available to the public so they could be participating in this. and it gives the lie to the idea that you want the public participation and then you deny the documents and the information that people need to actually make meaningful public comment. and then, you make a commitment to putting these documents later up on to the police department website, and low and behold you go to the website, and they are not there. so what is it? are you going to let the public par participate? are you going to give them the documents that by law you are supposed to be sending them and providing them? or are you not? >> it really seems strange that i have to come here. i woul
brown has been moving around with a bus registering people to vote in areas where there's very low voter turnout and doing a lot of outreach to people that are ex-felons who are eligible to vote who may not know they're eligible to vote since they passed parole, i think it's important work that's going on in san francisco and i want to commend mike brown for his work in the community. colleagues, you might remember last year, i had a hearing about the america's cup, their workforce development and local business plan, local business inclusion plan, making sure we hit our stride around local businesses taking part in america's cup and benefits from america cup events, as well as hiring local residents in some of the temporary jobs that are created in the america's cup, some of the stages and signs that are going up, i heard from members of the my community and the sign and display union local 510 that perhaps america's cup is not living up to its obligations, i want to have a hearing to look at the status of how we're meeting our obligations in hiring local rez dens and making sure we're
off on getting rid of the railroads and turning this over to what was visualized by mayor brown and then gavin newsom later as the place that we're going to really create life sciences and now today, just seeing what with bay area is doing and the innovations that they have at really putting in the meat of why we all our city the innovation capital of the world. it's not your bay area and pfizer working alone, but they are literally using their drugs and their development of drugs to really incentivize the therapeutic uses and just like with the other tech companies, this is a very successful model that is happening between big and small, established and new. the collaboration that is going to go on here, i'm excited about this. it will especially with the two companies that you are naming today and i have to admit, terry, that when i heard prolynx was here, i thought you have finally gotten a replacement for the driving range -- you have to be a golfer to understand that. [ laughter ]. and aronora, these are very important discoveries and therapeutic uses of medin that medic
. this summer they started a human rights commission initiated a brown bag series. again, understanding that it's not just about the school district, it's not just about home, but the importance of networking and making connections and having a context. when we start talking to people about the importance of school and education, if we have generations of folks who have maybe not graduated from high school or don't have geds or have had a hard time with getting a job and you say you need to go to school to get a job, and that's not something that they have a context for, it's about creating these internships, but also these mentoring opportunities, brown bag series where people come in and share their stories of how they ended up where they are and what that process looked like. and i think for me the most memorable one was when we did it with mayor brown, and he talked about it was right time, right place. that there was somebody that was there to help him. it wasn't because he had this really great plan did & it was all in alignment. he went to san francisco state and somebody took a chance o
operation working here that violates the brown act and state public records act and amounts to be a criminal enterprise. i filed a case against the mayor the chief of police, the acting sheriff the city attorney and district attorney for what happened around 3 or 4 days in june of this year where we had a bomb threat here in city hall i was in the room and you know we can't even get the case heard because the sunshine commission is no longer meeting. this is out of control we've gone to ethics we can't get a prosecution it's time to recall the machine thank you. >> thank you. next speaker please. >> my name is lynn -- [inaudible] all of you in the room know that because you are aware of sunshine casey even though i look at some of you it's very disappointing and there's some of you i do have a smile for and i'm curious how you are going to vote on rossmoor and it's very interesting to look at a mind-set just because you are familiar with the law that you manipulate the law and people are really going to get if he fed up with that and one thing that you did that i anticipated you would do and
. it is one we cherish no matter what body we're on. i know former mayor willie brown is here. i want to thank him for constantly being a support to all of our commissions and for being here today. i want to recognize each and everyone of you today by asking you to stand and be recognized as i call your commission and name out. for the board of appeals, we have an lazarus. joshua, thank you for being here. for the construction and workforce advisory committee, a body i helped to establish as city administrator, this body is going to be important for us because in our economic recovery we need to work better with our construction companies to make sure everybody has a chance to work in our city. bob alvarado, thank you for being here and part of it. ed riskin, thank you for stepping up again. florence, thank you. harland kelly, our general manager to be. thank you. kent, thank you for stepping up. yes, i will tell you what you are paid for after. [laughter] james, thank you for being here. coming out of retirement, thank you for stepping up. thank you for all of your great work. joshua, you are
said, we can't act like these students over here, the black and brown students are dirty laundry and we're not going to address their needs. we can't act like we're successful over here and amazing to the nation, but we're not going to come up with innovative ways to address what's happening here. so, immediately we do need credit recovery. we need options for these students who are one class plus or more off track to graduate. that includes other options besides online because even with the online options, our young people have said, yeah, we can finish t but i'm not learning anything. and we really don't even have accurate data of what is the completion rate of our young people in credit recovery with the online courses. at least we ask over and over and have not been able to receive that. in addition to that academic support, because we want to prevent it from happening in the first place. and that goes for all grades. we want to make sure that young people are having a successful opportunity while they're in a classroom and not having to take their time instead of being enriched thr
that i've ever met at willie brown academy. all of our children are brilliant. we know this. and i would like to thank the elected leaders and community leaders who convened this hearing this evening. you know, i worry not only about the well-being of my former students who are now freshmen in high school, but i also worry about their parents and how well equipped they are to support their children throughout their now high school journey. as studies have documented, a key component to student success are strong school family partnership and solid parent involvement. now, as the powers that be determine whether or not a task force is ultimately convened on this very important matter, i implore that you mandate parent representation within this group and a parent education component on the overall matter. there are a wealth of parents facing organizations in the city, magic coleman, parents for public schools and a number of others. please use us as content experts. as you continue to investigate this matter addressing academic achievement, opportunities for african americans, youth and o
the commissioners' comments. that's what my idea, always want to first start with the brown bag lunch, invite all the small business come in. the second program, we may try and outreach in the neighborhood or whatever, and then try to get more handouts. also, when we have accessibility issues, we have unusual one, we also consult with technical service [speaker not understood]. they are all expertise on those areas. because no man knows everything. that's why we always consult each other, how do we solve the issue. the outreach program is definitely a top priority to do it. right now i try to get the information to get the brown bag lunch first to get more people into the building. >> and i don't know we have -- i was watching channel 26 and there was a small business presentation on accessibility there, but it was just the other night. i don't know how recent that was. i know the small business commission is trying to look at that as well. it is is the director here for the small business? * maybe this is unfair, but there was some presentation down there. i didn't get a chance to watch it all.
't know if anybody was on the board, who is currently on the board but where mayor brown nominated four people. the board made its three appointments and was going to confirm one of the four, so it would have a quorum on planning. and not confirm the other three. so the board would effectively control the planning commission. and mayor brown met with nominees and we nominated them and it was a game of cat and mouse and made no sense. so there are real problems when we talk about split appointments. i apologize for the lengthy be supporting this legislation today. >> supervisor kim. >> thank you. i just wanted to bring up another perspective, which is the assumption that a split appointment naturally confuses an agency or provides more inefficiencies in the agency. i think from members of this body and the mayor's office a direct commitment to serving the city of san francisco. so i am not sure where that argument comes from. i'm not sure what the fear is based on or what the sudden confusion that is going to occur in our area plans. the one thing i can say is when the supervisors th
, tearing down the willie brown academy. no blacks. and then you get out here and talk about everything else, but cannot talk about the real problem. the real problem is it's discriminatory and exploitation and lockout of those communities. the black community, the latino community and of course the -- everybody that's locked out. we need to deal with that. now, give me the statistics on that. i heard statistics on everything else. i haven't heard one person mention what really happens. and how are you going to turn it around? because those communities are continually locked out. you're not going to be able to do nothing about the problem. that's my problem. so, i'd like to see you all -- >> thank you. >>> getting ready to build a school out there? >> thank you, mr. ratcliff. next speaker, please. thank you. >> that's helpful. >>> [speaker not understood] from the bayview. i think the first thing we have to look at like this is it's not to harp on the board of education and not to harp on you guys for not coming together. the bottom line is just some things that came up here. first, how many
that such can be scheduled pursuant it the compliance of the brown act. at that meeting the matter will be set for a show-cause hearing provided in ii below. >> okay. okay. well, i think that's a good suggestion. we made some tweaking. i am trying to figure how to address both of the competing concerns. any comments to 2-2 -- 2-1-b? what about 2-2-a? 2-2-b. i am sorry -- right. 2-2-a or 2-2-b. 2-2 c. >> i had a quick. why is 2-c there? i don't understand why it's necessary. >> commissioner studley. >> similar question or in the other provision there is an affirmative statement of the proscuatory role or who should bring forward evidence. if we have a need to say who will do that or how that will be handled. that will be fine addition to this or instead of this. but it seems odd. you know. >> yeah, this is also a vestige of trying to differentiate between how it will happen going forward and how it's happened in the past. because one concern was the role of the executive director in these matters. and frankly the burden. >> right, and what those are to people a few years from now. we need to sa
documents. it includes cpra and the brown act. state laws and not just sunshine. they have to show the cause there. they would have done that. so the hearing process already done. the evidence is there. the show-cause is this. it's already in the minutes and already in the orders of determination. no need to repeat it. i think what is important here is [buzzer] after all of that is said and done, your deliberations is what is the enforcement. first get them to do what they were supposed to do. and if they don't do it, that could be considered willful failure and you can move forward. okay, am i making sense? >> you are. except when we met, this was the compromise situation we came to. we were not willing just to enforce. but the idea that we give the task force the presumption, have a show-cause hearing at which the respondent would be required and have the burden of proof to show why a violation did not occur. and then we would make a decision. so you know, i understand your point. and you made that argument when we met. and i respect it. but the decision that we as the commission made, we
pursuant to the requirements of brown act and maybe not 67.7 and may change in the future. and that in accordance elsewhere. i appreciate not having the hearing officer. i don't know if you resolved whether it could be a single member of the commission holding the hearing. or the entire commission. regardless i heard what staff had to say, and not clear whether you changed that language. >> do you have an opinion? i don't think we have decided? >> i think if the commission deliberates later on on the merits in any event. you probably should hold it for the entire commission. you can set that within a week, as commissioner renne suggested. but i don't think you need to hold that within a week. it may require scheduling and the rights of respondent. if you hear it anyway, and why sub it out and have it back and more comment and hearings. just deal with it. in general in this section, it largely turns on documents. [buzzer] and i note this is not 21-d or 21-e matter in the ordinance. it's a referral that is 30-c, when the task force has found anyone has violated any decision
parking in town, when i can't even find willie brown? is he on broadway? on broadway? i would sure like to park that big old car and i want to park that big old car -- help that one supervisor mar. i would like to park that car. there is a parking place and bus for us, a bus and place for us, parking there, and no parking tickets to care. parking where ever there, somewhere. some way, some how, we'll find a parking way of living. we'll find a parking living of forgiving. somewhere, some way, we'll park it okay? >> thank you. next speaker please. >> buenos tardes. margarita [speaker not understood] gracias. >> me name is margarita lemon. i am a member of the coalition of homelessness. because we don't have any housing. we don't have any permanent housing. we don't have a space in the shelter for families and singles. the police bother us and take our vehicles, our cars. the cars we use it in to sleep in with children. thank you. >> thank you. so now my name is miguel. and i work for the coalition of homelessness. when you are explaining the one-side of the picture or the legislation
housing. mayor brown newsom and lee have done a great job in getting more housing in san francisco and we at tishman speyer have tried to capitalize on this. is this our first high-rise residential project in the project. it's a 650-unit project, the infinity, which was delivered in 2008-2009, arguably the worst timing we could have thought up for building a major condominium project. yet that project is completely sold out. it was a strong financial success and there are a thousand people living in these buildings today who call san francisco home. this is a thriving community south of market. given the recovery, we hope to repeat this starting next year with our project across the street at 201 folsom. this is another 650-670 units to be built on the south side of folsom between main and beale. we're also proud of the fact that through our commitment to the board of supervisors, that for both of these projects, we said yes, we will make a commitment not only to helping fund affordable housing, but to actually getting it built. and together with evans and union property capital we built
would like to thank mary felicia brown, eric young, the entire business times staff and making us part of this event. we're very, very excited to be adding another piece,' beautiful piece to the city's heritage. thank you. [ applause ] >> thank you, rick. that was very, very exciting and appreciate you sharing that with us. let's have a huge round of applause for all of our speakers. [ applause ] so many great things to be excited about in our future. i want to thank all of you and i will thank all of our sponsors again, shepherd mullen, dig engineers hathaway, smith group, jjr. and i hope that you all have a wonderful day. and next year, think of the exciting stories that we'll have to tell at structure san francisco. thanks again to our great speakers and go out and have a great day. thank you. [ applause ]
commendatory finding as well as brown act funding. any public comment on this? seeing none, same house, same call. without objection that shall be the case. madam clerk, read the in memoriams. >> clerk calvillo: today's meeting will be adjourned in memory of the following individual, on behalf of supervisor cohen, for the late mr. robert allin allen price. >> president chiu: is there any more business in front of the body? >> clerk calvillo: that concludes our business for today. >> president chiu: ladies and gentlemen, we are adjourned. >> (roll call) a> item 4, moved to approve the minutes. all those in favor? aye. >> two is a go we lost john baker, i highly regarded 28-year employee. in 1984 he started as a track worker, became finally track superintendent. he will be greatly missed and i would like to ask the board's consent to adjourn in his memory. >> one more communication, no close session. item 6. >> new or unfinished business. being none, thank you. >> item 7, directors report. >> good afternoon mr. chairman members of the board, , public, staff. at the last meeting i provided a
and seeing the changes that have been made. i don't know whether -- is willie brown here? he was the one who started this some 16 years ago, i think he would have turned in this beret in order to change jobs with the mayor of paris, having gone there so many times, we also have with us tom horn who is our chairman of our sister city committee which has many exchanges which we're going hear about more of them today, mayor lee, you have been mayor for almost two years, and as you know, the mayor of paris has been mayor for 11 years, and look how young he is, so there's hope for you. we have just had a meeting inside and the mate -- mayor has made a promise which tom and i and matthew, we're going to make sure he keeps that promise and he says, next year, we're going to paris, so tom horn and i are going to be the advanced team, we're leaving with the mayor on a sunday when he goes back. so, may i introduce our mayor, a newer mayor than the mayor of paris but one we are proud of and we will be hoping that he is planning the trip very soon, so may i present mayor lee. [applause]. >> thank you,
on the fire hydrants. fire box red for the fire boxes. our brown for the pg and e poles. >> we are not painters we do our best. >> i'm assuming it has to do with gang activity. >> if it's territorial i mind. >> in case it's gang related and they are marking our territory i would like to paint it over. >> anything with numbers like x iv or x 13 west side mob and the bay view those are gang related. with gang related or profanity we will abait it as soon as possible. >> i consider it an art. there are circles of people that form around it whether or not they should ruin public property. >> this is art work i'm for it. unless it's on someone's property and they don't want it there. judge kids with silver paint expressing their ego needs doesn't belong on our property. >> graffiti is when you don't have permission to write anything on their property. >> eighth street is part of your regular rout? >> yes. >> everyday. >> eighth street. divisidero street. irving street. every block they going through they paint 3 or 4 streets in the block the poles the utility boxes, mailb
housing. mayor brown newsom and lee have done a great
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